Project

An Osseointegrated Prosthesis with Bi-Directional Neural Communication

Recent advancements in orthopedic implants have made way for a new generation of bionic limbs that attach directly to the skeleton. Leveraging these “osseointegrated” implants to pass wires out of the body enables robust, long-term communication with residual muscles and the nervous system. We are exploring the ways in which the improved neural communication afforded by osseointegration can impact the experience of controlling a limb prosthesis.

Recent advancements in orthopedic implants have made way for a new generation of bionic limbs that attach directly to the skeleton. Leveraging these “osseointegrated” implants to pass wires out of the body enables robust, long-term communication with residual muscles and the nervous system. We are exploring the ways in which the improved neural communication afforded by osseointegration can impact the experience of controlling a limb prosthesis.

Research Topics
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